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Monday, 25 May 2015


I know it has been a while but I have decided to have a more serious go at showing again this year, so here goes with a progress report so far.
I have the usual Onions from sets, I grow these every year for a specific class in our local show and I have won this trophy for 4 out of the last 5 years this years ones ar doing well considering the weather
I have 2 types of exhibition onion some sown by myself which are Dan Undsworth strain and some Kelsae plants which were bought in from Mr Fothergills. Both are a bit behind but starting to move a bit now so I should be ok as I am not looking for monsters.

Mr Fothergills
I have 40 bags of  Potatoes in total which are 5 varieties
Blue Belle
They are all starting to show at the top of the bags which is good considering how cold it has been (we had frost here a couple of days ago )
I have 100 stations of Sweet Candle stumps growing nicely.I sowed more but had some misses due to using some old seed.I have re sown these with Pablo beetroot wich is the same that I did last year and got some cracking specimens with 2 foot tap roots
My 5 year old grandson Harley sowed40 stations with new seed and his have come through with a 100% sucess rate
My Celery is doing well although there is a long way to go as I suffer from heart rot nearer the show date
I sowed 40 show perfection Peas this week and they are already poking through.
Again Leeks are a bit behind some others that I have seen but on a par with my usual so not too concerned I did have a problem with thrips but that is now under controll 
More to follow